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Parish Bulletin 11th January 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

11 January 2015

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm





Priest on Duty: Fr. Gerry 
Congratulations to Freya Tormey (Ashbourne), Sam Reilly (Ballymagillen) and 
Ollie Hickey (Milltree Park) were baptised recently. 
Please pray for baby Nicole Sutton, for John Brazil (Park View) and for Tony Donnelly (Kilbride) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm


A meeting of parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 14th January at 8.00pm


When writing cheques for the White Envelope Collection please make the cheque out to “Ratoath Parochial Development Fund” and for the blue envelope it is “Ratoath Church”.


Pilgrimage from Meath Diocese to the Holy Land under the leadership of Sr. Concilio Rock and Frs. Gerry Mac Cormack and Dwayne Gavin. Friday 4th to Saturday 12th September. This is a 9 day pilgrimage. €1,250 per person sharing plus taxes. To reserve a place contact Map Travel to complete the booking form with the deposit of €250 per person. Map Travel 01-8783111or  or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish at 042-9667314


A one year course in Ministry and Evangelisation is offered in Ireland by Maryvale Institute (Birmingham) during the coming year. The Irish Course will take place in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath. Students will be required to attend three study days in Castlepollard. The rest of the course can be done at home following a study guide, which is provided. The first study day will be on Saturday 24th January to introduce students to the course. For further information phone Fr. Seamus Heaney 0872626738 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Olive Power 0879868125 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



    11 Jan

    The Baptism of the Lord

18 Jan

    Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Tom, Catherine & Tommy McLoughlin

& Catherine Brady

7. 7.00pm

Tiney Gorman

Dympna Mills & Carmel O’Conell

1  9.00am    

Cyril Brennan

Gerard Liebrechts

1  9.00am

Special Intention

1 11.00am    

Peggy & Joe Lynch; Margaret & James Nolan

Lil, Christine & Christy Nulty & Lil Cullen

& deceased members of the family

1  11.00am

Pat & Mary Reilly

Willie Carey

Tommy & Bridie Dolan

1 12.15pm    

Michael Ryder (Month’s Mind)

Declan Hoare

Marie O’Brien

1  12.15pm

Jack & Lucy Browne

Peter Whelan & Peter Colin Whelan

Norah & Harry Conway & deceased  members of the family





Monday          Kathleen Quinlan                 Tuesday      Special Intention & Agnes Donohue                  Wednesday    Special Intention                   Thursday    Special Intention                 

Friday             Special Intention                  Saturday      No morning Mass


For those interested in overseas volunteering and/or joining the Viatores Christi  Training Course on Overseas Development & Mission, Viatores Christi  will hold an Information & Recruitment Session on Saturday  17th January at 12.00noon at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7
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Ratoath Junior National School incoming Junior Infants for 2015. If you have a child or know of a child who is due to start school next September their names should already be on our list. If not please send in the “Notification for Enrolment Form” available from the school office or


St. Paul’s National School enrolment application forms have been posted. If you are expecting an application and didn’t receive one then please contact the school.


Situation Vacant:  A position has become available for part-time Evening/Weekend Caretaking/Cleaning Staff at Ratoath Community Centre. Applicants must come under certain criteria e.g. CE or Job Initiative Schemes, in receipt of Job Seekers Benefit etc.
For more details, please contact 
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  or 01/6895600.
Dunboyne Area Community Employment has the following vacancy on CE Scheme - Adult Care Assistant - Location - Dunboyne. For further information please contact Danny Gaughan at 087-2626727 or 01-8252864


Glee Club January's term starts back on Friday 16th January 6pm-7.30pm. This is a 12 week term consisting of dance drama and singing and is for children aged 4-12yrs old. Please call Danielle to book a place 0852166274


The Alzheimer's Cafe will take place on Monday 12th January in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, from 2 to 4pm. All those suffering from Dementia, their Carers, families and friends welcome.


Pilates classes return on Monday 19th January at 9.50am in Ratoath Community Centre.  Phone Nicola on 087 6975207 for enquiries/booking.


Navan Employment Development Project is a Community Employment Project responsible for training Care Assistants under the auspices of the Department of Social Protection. If you are over 25 and on a Social Welfare payment for 12 months you may be eligible to join community employment and train as a care assistant with Navan EDP Healthcare.  Enquiries: Siobhán @ 0469071938


Over 55's Exercise class Every Monday at 11am in the Community Centre Ratoath. This is a gentle exercise class that will help improve your health. The class involves gentle exercises and stretches that will improve your fitness and decrease stiffness.  Please call or text Catherine 0872883729


Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturday afternoons in Ashbourne  from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m for 10 weeks beginning Saturday 24th January. Fee:  €85.00 For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.



Message sent by the Secretary of State for the Holy See on behalf of Pope Francis to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris in relation to the recent attack in Paris.


Having learned of the terrible attack in Paris at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, which claimed so many victims, His Holiness Pope Francis joins in prayer with the pain of the bereaved families and the sadness of all the French. He entrusts the victims to God, full of mercy, praying that He might welcome them into His light. The Holy Father expresses his deepest sympathy to the injured and to their families, asking the Lord to give them comfort and consolation in their ordeal. The Holy Father reiterates his condemnation of the violence, which generates so much suffering, and, imploring God to give the gift of peace, he assures the affected families and all the French the benefit of divine blessings.



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